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(They Long To Be) Close To You

Lyrics

Why do birds suddenly appear
Every time you are near?
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you.
full lyrics
Why do birds suddenly appear
Every time you are near?
Just like me, they long to be
Close to you.
full lyrics

Features of This Track

mellow rock instrumentation
folk influences
a subtle use of vocal harmony
acoustic sonority
acoustic rhythm piano
major key tonality
subtle use of strings
the subtle use of a horn section
a laid back swing feel

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

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My what a beautiful song, tears of joy!
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This Song Will Make You Fall In Love With Someone Special:) How Sweet!
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reminds me of the proms in the early 70's. good memories!
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I LOVE YOU ALL YOUR SONGS AND YOUR VOICES
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tealeaves.ad a m s
A beautiful voice that will forever remind us of simple days without cell phones and Facebook. Picnics in the park and days spent with friends. Sweet memories.
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Gracefully Beautiful:) So Sweet!
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What a voice!!
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I was the same age as Karen Carpenter
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Awesome awesome voice love her RIP
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I was on grade school when I heard this song. R I P Karen.
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kozorae2
Say your name10 times say your moms name 5 times then say your crushes name 3 times now post this on 4 songs and your crush will ask you out
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Marge Simpson Loves This Jam!
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I am a big ol tough guy, and Karen just slays me...Olivia N John once asked have you ever been mellow?...
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Love it
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There's no more music like this
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mlstax
For me THE Carpenters song
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Smooth voice. She was a drummer too.. Tragic.
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chameleon_19 7 6
Great voice. I miss her and her music.
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you'd better watch out 'listener'.. . a s Charlie Chan once said in the movie 'Charlie Chan & The Sparrow's Nest'...'wis e man say...man who has seed container in hand...find bird doo doo on shoulders'.. . J a y C h a n . . . C h a r l i e ' s number 39 son...boy did that guy get around...
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I long to be close to ken! The love of my life now! Love you baby!
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It's because I have the seed container in my hand.
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American cars used to be this nice
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jmailbox52
Just simply beautiful!
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I'm a guy but like this song
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I love it
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Heard this song when I was 19, 40 years later still love it
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Real Music:) Simply Beautiful!
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Beautiful song Love The carpenters are of The best in miusic
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BEAUTIFUL!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! SIMPLIER TIMES!! WONDERFUL TIME TO BE A KID!!!
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Love this song!
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One of my favorite singers when I hear her voice it brings back Wonderful memories of my Childhood!!! ! ! ! ! !
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Heard this song in a commercial, can't remember which commercial
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Love the love songs by he carpenters
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MAJOR compression and distortion on this recording... . . s o u n d s really bad
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I remember being 12 and loving the Carpenters
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Incredible song sung by a lovely woman.
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love this song and the lyrics
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dayofpromise
This was my favorite song back in the summer of 1977. I was young and carefree!
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jillca8
Makes me miss the days when life seemed so much simpler. God Bless Karen Carpenter..H e a v e n has an angel with the prettiest voice...
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One of the best pure singers ever!! Lord what a shame she passed at such a young age.
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johnjohnso
A guilty pleasure
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otislanius
She has the purest voice ever. We lost a great one. Will remain my favorite forever. The little girl on Idol now - Thia Megia- has a somewhat similiar voice quality.
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the only carpenters song i really like is falling crescent noon
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Love this song. Simple, yet solid voice Karen had.
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rpayne239
i like this song nice and mellow and relaxing
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Love this song!!! But why is it on the Funk station????
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A Heavenly Voice...An Angel in heaven...Sti l l miss you Karen!
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What a voice!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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Yeah the music was (mostly) pure pop schmaltz...b u t Karen had a great voice,the lyrics were on point, and she and Richard were a great team.This coming from someone whos tends to be more about fusion jazz,old school funk,and deep house.Go figure;-)

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